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Nanette Milne MSP, 25/06/2003

Nanette Milne, Conservative MSP for North east Scotland has described the Health Committee’s decision to press ahead with legislation banning food supplements as “bureaucracy gone mad.”

The Health committee yesterday (June 25th) voted to support a piece of EU legislation that would see 300 supplements that have been safely used in Britain for many years, outlawed. The decision comes despite a concerted campaign by consumers and manufacturers to allow freedom of choice on the issue.

Commenting on the decision, Dr Milne said: “This legislation represents the worst of EU bureaucratic interference. The Scottish Executive is ignoring the research commissioned by them in Scotland to set maximum safety levels. At best the decision is premature.

“This ban is ridiculous, ill-thought out and will have a detrimental effect on the health of hundreds of Scots who find supplements help their medical complaints. It is bureaucracy gone mad”

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